December 2013 Basketball Wiretap

Kyrie Irving Feels Pop In Knee, Will Undergo MRI Wednesday

Dec 31, 2013 6:47 PM

Kyrie Irving felt a pop in his left knee after injuring it in the third quarter of the Cleveland Cavaliers' 91-76 loss to the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday.

Irving felt weak following his return to the game, despite being helped to the locker room without putting pressure on his left leg.

"I thought the worst had happened," Irving said. "My left knee is pretty weak right now. I was falling all over the place. I didn't have my legs under me."

Irving missed 38 games over the past two seasons. A long-term injury to Irving could change the direction of the Cavaliers.

Jason Lloyd/Akron Beacon Journal

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Celtics Considering D-League Stint For Rajon Rondo's Return

Dec 30, 2013 9:25 PM

Brad Stevens said on Monday that the Boston Celtics are leaving open the possibility of giving Rajon Rondo an opportunity to get into basketball shape and continue his rehabilitation in the NBA D-League.

Rondo has not played since Jan. 25 after suffering a torn ACL and is expected to return this season.

"I would make that a decision on him and our staff," Stevens said. "That is something that has been discussed, probably some positives and negatives to that, but at the end of the day, it is an option as part of his rehabilitation."

The Maine Red Claws are the Celtics' D-League affiliate.

Rondo likely wouldn't return to the Celtics during their five-game West Coast road trip beginning on Jan. 5, but Stevens said he could spent time with Maine practicing and playing in D-League games before coming back to the NBA.

Gary Washburn/Boston Globe

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Xavier Henry Suffers Bone Bruise, Abnormality Of Lateral Meniscus

Dec 30, 2013 9:20 PM

Xavier Henry will be sidelined due to a bone bruise in his right knee and an abnormality of the lateral meniscus, the Los Angeles Lakers announced Monday.

Henry will be re-evaluated in seven to 10 days.

Henry is averaging 10.4 points this season.

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C.J. McCollum Expected To Make Debut Shortly After New Year's

Dec 30, 2013 12:07 PM

C.J. McCollum has missed the entire season to date with a broken bone in his foot.

McCollum was the 10th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft by the Portland Trail Blazers.

McCollum is expected to make his NBA debut shortly after New Year's Day, according to a source.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

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Xavier Henry To Recieve MRI On Monday For Knee Injury

Dec 29, 2013 11:09 PM

Xavier Henry suffered a strain in his right knee on Sunday night and will undergo an MRI on Monday to determine the significance of the injury.

Henry is averaging 10.4 points and 2.8 rebounds this season.

Henry made the Los Angeles Lakers' roster out of training camp.

The Lakers are without Steve Nash, Steve Blake and Kobe Bryant in the backcourt.

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Steve Nash To Receive Re-Evaluation In 2-3 Weeks

Dec 29, 2013 2:52 PM

Steve Nash went through light shooting drills on Sunday.

Nash is still two to three weeks away from receiving re-evaluation.

Nash has missed most of the Los Angeles Lakers' season due to a nerve issue in his leg.

Dave McMenamin/ESPN

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Brook Lopez To Undergo Surgery On Jan. 4

Dec 29, 2013 1:51 PM

Brook Lopez will undergo surgery on his injured right foot on Jan. 4.

This will be the third surgery on the same foot of Lopez.

Lopez originally fractured the bone in December 2011.

Kevin Manahan/Star Ledger

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Devin Harris To Begin Practice During Second Week Of January

Dec 29, 2013 12:11 AM

Devin Harris plans to participate in his first full practice of the season during the second week of January.

Harris has yet to play after undergoing surgery on a toe on his left foot this past summer.

“Pain is my guide,” Harris said. “And there’s no pain right now.

“I’m confident that we’ve figured out the problem, but we just want to test it when it’s right. It’s more important to be 100 percent right than anything else.”

Dwaine Price/Star-Telegram

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Bynum's Workouts Have Suggested He Remains Interested In Extending Career

Dec 28, 2013 11:57 PM

Andrew Bynum has mentioned he is unsure of how much longer he wants to play because of lingering pain in his knees.

But Bynum has been highly engaged in workouts and rehab after signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Bynum lost more than 25 pounds and worked hard on improving his stamina.

Brian Windhorst/ESPN

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Derrick Rose Expected To Become Fixture On Bulls' Bench In Mid-January

Dec 28, 2013 11:42 PM

Derrick Rose could become a fixture on the Chicago Bulls' bench by mid-January.

Rose has already started the rehab process.

“Well, he can lift upper-body, do all his rehab stuff, so he is starting to move around a little bit now,’’ Thibodeau said. “He can go in the pool.’

Rose is not expected to return to game action until the 2014 preseason.

Jow Cowley/Chicago Sun-Times

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LeBron Injures Groin, Aggravates Sprained Ankle
LeBron James suffered a groin injury and aggravated a left ankle sprain in a 108-103 loss in overtime by the Heat to the Kings.

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Al Horford Out Indefinitely With Torn Pectoral
Al Horford suffered a torn pectoral muscle in his left side two seasons ago.

Ken Berger/CBS Sports

Nerlens Noel Steadily Progressing, Adding Muscle In Rehab
Within the 76ers, there doesn’t appear to be any urgency to get Nerlens Noel onto the court this season.

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Russell Westbrook Out Until After All-Star Break With Knee Surgery
An MRI on Russell Westbrook has showed an "area of concern that had not previously existed, nor was detectable in the previous procedures."

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Eric Gordon To Receive Medical Evaluation For Injured Hip
Eric Gordon said his hip is extremely sore after suffering the injury in Monday's game against the Kings.

John Reid/The Times Picayune

Larry Sanders Expected To Return On Friday
Larry Sanders has been out since tearing a ligament in his right thumb in a bar brawl on Nov. 3.

Charlie Gardner/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Rockets Unsure Why Omer Asik Has Lacked Progress From Knee Injury
The Rockets have sent Omer Asik for multiple MRI exams and another expert to get an idea of why the problem has remained persistent.

Jonathan Feigen/Houston Chronicle

Kobe Feels 'More Locked In Now'
Bryant is nearly one week into an expected six-week recovery.

Dave McMenamin/ESPN

Bulls Beginning To Get Healthier
Kirk Hinrich and Jimmy Butler both practiced on Tuesday and are expected to start against the Nets.

Joe Cowley/Chicago Sun-Times

Jordan Farmar Cleared To Return to Lakers
Jordan Farmar had an ultrasound on Tuesday that showed his injured hamstring is fully healed.

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Metta World Peace Considering Knee Surgery
Mike Woodson believes Metta World Peace's knee injury has affected him "a little bit."

Marc Berman/New York Post

Patrick Beverley Sidelined With Fractured Hand
Patrick Beverley is expected to miss four to six weeks, according to the Houston Chronicle.

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Rajon Rondo: Return In January Isn't Realistic
Rajon Rondo made it clear that he wants to be in complete physical shape when he returns to the Celtics.

Gary Washburn/Boston Globe

Bird Believes Granger Doesn't Work Hard Enough In Offseason
Larry Bird is not looking to trade Danny Granger ahead of the deadline.

Bob Kravitz/Indianapolis Star

Jeffery Taylor Out For Season With Ruptured Achilles
Jeffery Taylor was averaging 8.0 points and 2.3 rebounds in 24.2 minutes per game this season.

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Brook Lopez Out For Season With Broken Foot
The Nets have lost Brook Lopez for the remainder of the season with a broken foot.

Ohm Youngmisuk/ESPN

Lucas Nogueira To Rest For Two Months With Severe Knee Tendinitis
Lucas Nogueira will not seek the medical opinion of the Hawks' team doctors.

Chris Vivlamore/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Spurs Sit Duncan, Ginobili Against Warriors
The Spurs are playing at the Warriors on the second night of a road back-to-back, the third road game in four nights and fifth game in seven nights.

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Kobe Bryant Out Six Weeks With Fractured Tibia In Left Knee
Kobe Bryant has suffered a fracture of the lateral tibial plateau in his left knee.

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Danny Granger Expected To Receive 15-20 Minutes In Season Debut Friday
Danny Granger will make his season debut for the Pacers on Friday against the Rockets.

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